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๐Ÿ’ธ Course Creators Weekly #72 ๐Ÿ—“ November 8th, 2021 - Earning $40k Per Month as a Creator

Jay Clouse and Marie Poulin talk about generousity, experiments, fun, consistency, and a whole lot more. Andrew Barry talks about activating prior knowledge in students, and Louis Grenier talks with Hiten Shah about choosing the right value proposition.

Marie Poulin [Inconsistency] โ€“ Earning $40,000 per month as a course creator | Creative Elements #78 Marie Poulin [Inconsistency] โ€“ Earning $40,000 per month as a course creator | Creative Elements #78
๐ŸŽ™ Podcast ๐Ÿฅ— Mixed Salad

Marie Poulin [Inconsistency] โ€“ Earning $40,000 per month as a course creator | Creative Elements #78

In Jay Clouse's own words, Marie Poulin is badass. I have to agree. She's incredible.

In this episode of the Creative Elements podcast, Marie talks about her early days as a designer, what drives her to share so generously, and how following her curiosity led her to becoming known as the "Notion Queen."

Here are some of my biggest takeaways:

  • ๐Ÿงฌ
    Show more of who you are and your personal valuesโ€”people buy from people
  • ๐Ÿค™
    Offer 1:1 consulting + group coaching in the early daysโ€”it's how you find initial insights
  • โš™
    Teach systems and workflows, not just the tools
  • ๐Ÿ‘พ
    Follow your interests and curiosityโ€”make sure you're having fun by designing for it
  • ๐Ÿงช
    Treat opportunities as experiments and chapters in you journeyโ€”nothing's permanent
  • ๐Ÿ”
    Be consistent in serving your audience (doesn't have to mean publishing on a cadence)
  • ๐Ÿ—‘
    As you experiment, be willing to let go of what's not working

I highly recommend listening to the full episode to learn about Marie's journey to becoming a full-time course creator! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ”— Jay Clouse + Marie Poulin via creativeelements.fm

๐ŸŽฐ Random Picks from past editions

Activating Prior Knowledge Activating Prior Knowledge
๐Ÿ“น Video ๐Ÿงฉ Structure & Design

Activating Prior Knowledge

  • ๐Ÿ’ก
    Understand Advance organisers, which help us make sense of and organise knowledge
  • ๐ŸŽญ
    Use relatable stories, or, if introducing entirely new concepts, explain how they relate
  • ๐ŸŒฑ
    Start by presenting general ideas, from first principles, and gradually add complexity

4 techniques to activate prior knowledge:

  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ
    Ask students to predict what you'll be teaching + justify their thinking
  • ๐Ÿง 
    Ask questions to test your students' intuitive knowledge about unfamiliar concepts
  • โš–๏ธ
    Ask students to compare the new ideas that you present, with what they already know
  • ๐Ÿคจ
    Ask 'why' questions before introducing new materialโ€”prime them for new knowledge

Final takeaways:

  • โญ๏ธ
    Direct your students' attention to the most important ideas they must take away
  • ๐Ÿ’ 
    Highlight relationships between concepts to help students connect the dots
  • โš“๏ธ
    Remind students of the existing knowledge they can use to grasp new ideas
๐Ÿ”— Andrew Barry via youtube.com
Hiten Shah on Choosing the Right Value Proposition Hiten Shah on Choosing the Right Value Proposition
๐ŸŽ™ Podcast ๐Ÿ’ฐ Sales & Marketing

Hiten Shah on Choosing the Right Value Proposition

Louis Grenier and Hiten Shah talk about choosing the right value proposition:

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    Think of value as what the customer is getting, not what you're offering
  • ๐Ÿ’พ
    Avoid using buzzwords or analogies that may not make sense to everyone
  • 5๏ธโƒฃ
    Test your ideas to make sure people can understand them in 5 second or less
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ
    If you already have customers, use their own words to craft your messaging
  • ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    Use a single value prop to bring people in, deliver it, then let them discover the rest
๐Ÿ”— Louis Grenier + Hiten Shah via everyonehatesmarketers.com

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